Mark Webber escapes serious injury in Brazil crash

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FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Bahrain
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Former F1 driver Mark Webber has been involved in a huge crash during the final race of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Brazil.

The Australian driver, who has been driving for Porsche since leaving Red Bull Racing last year, was witnessed slamming into a wall in his Porsche 919 Hybrid after colliding with a rival Ferrari driven by Matteo Cressoni.

Thankfully, both parties avoided serious injury in the crash, which left Webber's advanced racing car in a crumpled, burning mess.

The FIA, motorsports governing body, later issued a statement on its website: "The race ended under the safety car after a serious accident between the #20 Porsche of Mark Webber and the #90 AF Corse Ferrari of Matteo Cressoni.

"Both drivers were taken to the circuit's medical centre and, after initial examination, to the local Hospital Bandeirantes for further checks, their condition has been reported as satisfactory."

The Independent reports that Webber suffered soreness to his back and ribs in the collision.

Porsche went on to win the race in Sao Paulo with its second car, driven by Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb, marking a successful return season in LMP1 racing.

Click play to watch footage of the accident below.